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Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?

Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense? ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Does the office offer HPV screening?

Does the office offer HPV screening?

Yes: Hpv screening is made available with pap screening as indicated by current guidelines. ...Read more

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I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?

I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?

No tobacco and : Alcohol in great moderation. Tobacco and alcohol are more important in the etiology of oropharyngeal cancer. Your dentists and doctor can check you at your regular visits. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/feb-06a.html. ...Read more

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Don't Drink/smoke/hpv and had screening last june. Now white spot below gums. Hurt for 3days, got smaller and does not hurt after 7days. Cancer?

Don't Drink/smoke/hpv and had screening last june. Now white spot below gums. Hurt for 3days, got smaller and does not hurt after 7days. Cancer?

Canker sore: is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Never smoked/drank; no family history, no HPV. Had clean cancer screening July 30, 2014. 37 Yr old male. Are my chances slim for oral cancer?

Never smoked/drank; no family history, no HPV. Had clean cancer screening  July 30, 2014. 37 Yr old male. Are my chances slim for oral cancer?

Probably: Absent family history, absence of alcohol/smoking (including pot)/drug use, and/or chronic irritation from anything sharp, occurrence of oral cancer is rare. To be sure, however, have regular dental check-ups with appropriate x-Rays which includes an oral cancer screening exam. In other words, have a Pro check you regularly. ...Read more

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If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year: I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. ...Read more

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Do HPV tests screen for specific strains? I ask because HPV is extremely prevalent but most strains are harmless

Do HPV tests screen for specific strains? I ask because HPV is extremely prevalent but most strains are harmless

All mostly harmless: You've done your homework. True, HPV is "extremely prevalent". But even all type, usually are harmless, not just "most strains". High risk types cause cancer more often than others, but still less often than 1 in a thousand infections. Pap testing in women often incudes HPV, with emphasis on high risk types, but no HPV tests are approved or recommended in men. Not something to be worried about! ...Read more

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Why there is no HPV test for men?

Why there is no HPV test for men?

Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Hpv (Definition)

HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more